EMERYVILLE, Calif.— SCS International Companies (SCS), a pioneer and international chief in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and requirements improvement, introduced it has been accepted as a certified certification physique to the Bee Higher Certification Normal. Bee Higher Licensed is the one third-party certification program centered on pollinator well being on farms.
This system was launched in 2017 by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation with assist from USDA’s Pure Sources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the objective of defending bees and different pollinators. Bee Higher program’s give attention to supporting native habitat is exclusive amongst farm certification packages and is appropriate with all farming operations. Certification ensures that growers have devoted part of their farm to pollinator habitat and integrated Built-in Pest Administration practices aimed toward defending crop pollinators.
“We’re excited so as to add Bee Higher Licensed to our suite of certification companies” stated Josh Edge, Senior Technical Supervisor of SCS’ meals and agriculture division. “As a trusted chief in third-party environmental, sustainability and social audits, SCS is proud to associate with Xerces to carry the Bee Higher Certification program to farms that undertake pollinator-friendly agricultural practices. We offer the additional benefit of being an accepted certification physique in lots of associated packages, together with the Equitable Meals Initiative, Sustainably Grown, Regenerative Natural Certification, SMETA and GLOBAL G.A.P.– companies that may be bundled with Bee Higher Certification.”
Bee Higher Licensed was accepted by Walmart final 12 months as one of many third-party requirements that meets its new buying necessities for recent produce. The retailer has acknowledged that by 2025, 100% of its recent produce and floral purchases for its in-store produce departments will likely be from farms which have achieved certifications resembling Bee Higher Licensed.
About SCS International Companies
SCS International Companies is a worldwide chief in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and requirements improvement. Its packages span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in local weather mitigation, inexperienced constructing, product manufacturing, meals and agriculture, forestry, shopper merchandise, and extra. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS has representatives and affiliate workplaces all through the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad community of auditors are specialists of their fields, and the corporate is a trusted associate to corporations, companies and advocacy organizations as a result of its dedication to high quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Benet Company, reflecting its dedication to socially and environmentally accountable enterprise practices.
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